MYTTON 100

Using some lengthy sections of the Jack Mytton Way, but in a looped route rather than point to point, the Mytton 100 is a challenging ride that offers variety, lung busting climbs, some outstanding singletrack and a mix of forest, open hillsides and sleepy back lanes.

Don’t be fooled by the proportions of off to on-road with this one. The time will be well over 50%, and some of the paved roads are barely surfaced. Includes some of the finest and most varied ridge riding you’ll find anywhere, with both Wenlock Edge and Long Mynd among the highlights. Be prepared for a couple of short hike-a-bike climbs too, unless the going is especially dry.

Sunday 21st August 2022

  • Distance: 101Km
  • Off Road/Paved Split: 40%/60%
  • Total Climbing: 1420m
  • Max Gradient (up): 28% (off road)
  • Max Gradient (down): 22% (off road)
  • Suitable for: Gravel Bike (40mm+ tyres) or Cross Country MTB
  • 2021 Route File (GPX): CLICK TO DOWNLOAD (or right click and ‘save link as’).  2022 route will be published 7-10 days ahead of the ride.
  • Registration: Open – see below

How to Register

Registering is a pretty simple process:

  1. Set up a free Strava account (if you don’t have one already)
  2. Join the Cross Cartel group (called a club in Strava)
  3. Scroll down to the Mytton 100 event, and click on “I’m In” (you won’t be able to see the event in Strava until you join the Cross Cartel group)

About Cross Cartel Rides

Cross Cartel rides neither races nor traditional organised leisure rides. They are are similar to what were traditionally called “reliability trials”, where the objective or challenge is to complete a pre-determined route on a particular date within a time limit – but in our case the limit is all day and we have no set start time. The challenge is simply to ride a mapped route on a given day, at a time of your choosing. We will publish completion names and times for your interest, but there is no podium and no prizes. Go as fast or as slow as you feel comfortable with!

The following mostly applies to our regular rides – the Blaenau 600 has its own entry, tracking and timing procedures, and our Sunday Shop Rides are even less formal!

Important

You will need to be fully self sufficient – Cross Cartel rides are all self-supported on routes that are open to the general public, with no emergency back up or mechanical support of any kind. You need to take spares and supplies with you. There will be no rescue vehicle to collect you if you have a mechanical, so please make sure you take a mobile phone for any emergencies. You will need to call a friend to collect you or the emergency services in the event of a medical incident. And it is sensible to be insured – you don’t need race insurance, as our rides aren’t races, but public liability insurance is highly recommended (mandatory for the Blaenau 600).

The Cross Cartel has no responsibility for any incidents that occur during or as a result of your ride – you are solely responsible for your own actions and safety while riding our routes, whatever day you choose to ride them. The Cross Cartel do not provide ride support or event venues (the Blaenau starts at Epic Cycleworks – a working bikeshop, not a temporary event HQ!). Our routes are on public trails, tracks and paved roads. 

Please follow the Highway Code at all times when on the roads, and the Countryside Code when off road – and PLEASE close all gates and take litter home with you.  We are huge supporters of #leavenotrace.